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Green Flash West Coast IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash West Coast IPA
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

6,168 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 6,168
Reviews: 1,689
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 240
Gots: 646 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
95 IBU

(Beer added by: xlperro on 03-26-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

stereosforgeeks, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

timeo, Mar 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

sweemzander, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

TonyTalon, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bellb, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

stevepat, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Keith_R, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

HopChef44, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JulianB, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber color. Clear. Fluffy off-white head. Darker than many in this style.
S: Bright fresh citrus, especially grapefruit. Caramel malts.
T: Some malt sweetness. Sight tartness. Fairly clean finish.
M: Medium body, on the lighter side for IPAs. Creamy texture without oiliness. Medium carbonation.
O: Well balanced IPA. Would be interesting to do a side-by-side comparison with my other favorites, like Alesmith and Russian River.

jibbyvonjibb, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

aranton, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Celtics76, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

mrzazz, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

GWhite, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DannyNoonan, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

psapia44, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Homer1, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

s1ckboy, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

slay, Mar 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

smg, Mar 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

HATS4BATS, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

jameyp, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

valianes, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Rast
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle as Butler falls to Marquette off a wacky last second three point hook shot heave.

Pours a beautiful light amber with a massive head. On my second pour into the glass, I took as aggressive a pour as possible, and for a brief moment, there was literally ALL head in the glass. Woah. The nose has more going on than I can properly parse apart, but the bottle text hits me in the lane with an assist: pine, florals, grapefruit (rind!). Having been properly educated, I can detect these widely varying smells. The taste is equally complex: strong hop bitterness with the individual flavors rotating on a wonderful beer merry-go-round. The ride doesn't stop with the swallow, and really keeps going for quite a bit. Impressive. Not as sessionable with all the intensity of the bitterness, but certainly an important IPA experience. Keep this one spinning.

Rast, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

HeyJim, Mar 24, 2013
Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 6,168 ratings.